Current Status Bill Number:
864Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980114Primary Sponsor: HollandAll Sponsors: Holland, Washington and GieseDrafted Document Number: jud9014.dhhResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee 26 HLCISubject: Public Service Commission, may elect vice-chairman instead of secretary
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980128 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to Committee Senate 19980128 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19980127 Read second time Senate 19980121 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19980114 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Senate 19971215 Prefiled, referred to Committee 11 SJView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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January 21, 1998
S. Printed 1/21/98--S.
Read the first time January 14, 1998.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 864), to amend Section 58-3-26, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the election of public service commissioners, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
DONALD H. HOLLAND, for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-26, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION ELECT A VICE-CHAIRMAN INSTEAD OF A SECRETARY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of Section 58-3-26 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 58-3-26. Whenever an election is to be held by the General Assembly in joint session to elect a person to serve on the Public Service Commission, a joint committee, composed of ten members, three of whom shall be members of the House of Representatives, three of whom shall be members of the Senate, two of whom shall be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate from the general public at-large, and two of whom appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives from the general public at-large shall be appointed to consider the qualifications of the candidates. Each body shall determine how its respective legislative members shall be selected. Provided, however, that in making appointments to the joint committee, race, gender, and other demographic factors should be considered to assure nondiscrimination, inclusion, and representation to the greatest extent possible of all segments of the population of the State. The joint committee shall meet as soon after its appointment as may be practicable and shall elect one of its members as chairman, one as secretary vice-chairman, and such other officers as it may deem consider desirable. The joint committee shall conduct its screening pursuant to the provisions of Section 2-19-10, et seq."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.